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In Loving Memory of Alice Rebecca Newman Lounsbury
Alice Newman Lounsbury passed away peacefully at her home on July 7th, 2022 after several years of declining health.
Alice was born June 9th 1934 in Efland, NC to General Walter Lee Newman and Pearl Lee Tuggle Newman. She was a Baptized Jehovah’s Witness for as long as her children’s memories served them. Alice “Mama” loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers, sisters, her spiritual brothers and sisters and her heavenly father Jehovah God.
Our Mother was known for her generosity, love of flowers, her artistic abilities and love of baking, especially her homemade biscuits. She worked hard her entire life to provide for her family and still found the time to spend with her children playing croquet, softball, making homemade ice cream, homemade donuts and taking family trips to Spring Valley Lake, White Lake and to the beach with her sister Glenda and her children. She was able to fulfill her dream of traveling in retirement although limited and brief due to declining health. She loved to study the words of the Bible and she really enjoyed going to the Jehovah’s Witnesses Conventions.
Alice was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Zenoba Young, Glenda Riley and Faye Whitaker, brothers Monty and Clarence Newman, her oldest daughter Pam Bryant, son Tim Hughes, grandsons Shane Bryant and Jason Hughes, her brother-in-law Oscar Young and her beloved husband Harold Clifford Lounsbury.
She is survived by her sons, Jerry “Flip” Hughes, Jr., Walter “Rusty” Hughes and Michael “Skeets” Hughes, Sr., daughters, Terri Cardona and husband Lonnie Cardona, Gayle Clayton and husband Royce Clayton. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Crystal Miller and husband Chase Miller, Sabina Randolph and husband Brandon Randolph, Cortney Stewart and husband Akil Stewart, Maranda White, Brannigon White and Michael Hughes, Jr. as well as great-grandchildren, Mathew Bryant, Clayton Hughes, Mariah Stewart, Landon Miller, Nyla Randolph and Ever Randolph.
The family of Alice Lounsbury wishes to express heartfelt appreciation for all the expressions of love from family, friends, and her brothers and sisters from the Spring Hope Congregation. A special thank you to Laura Richardson who sang to Mama one of her favorite songs as she was transitioning. A special thank you to neighbor and friend Jimmy May for all the help he has provided throughout the years. Also, our heartfelt appreciation to Betty Barnes and Tynisha “Tiny” Card for their loving and compassionate care provided to our mother in the last stages of her illness.
Most importantly, thank you Jehovah God for the hope of Resurrection and Everlasting Life.